Mississippi
Public School Ratings



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Mississippi Public Schools

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Test data: Reflects 2016 – 2017 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2015
  • Educational Environment: 2017 (latest available). Updated annually.

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Overview

Public Schools Overview Mississippi School Districts by City
Number Of Students 485,469
Number Of Mississippi Schools 1,068
Number Of Mississippi School Districts 165
Spending Per Student $9,540

State Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Reading/English Language Arts Tests

Reading/English Language Arts Tests Reading Proficiency
3rd Grade 44.9794320945907
4th Grade 45.4218397066411
5th Grade 36.242254241053
6th Grade 37.732165844385
7th Grade 34.2447918149436
8th Grade 34.5640547763005
11th Grade 43.5905140209677

Math Test

Math Tests Math Proficiency
3rd Grade 46.251281717642
4th Grade 44.8531117798466
5th Grade 33.8962321448436
6th Grade 45.9729296880324
7th Grade 48.3414406922694
8th Grade 40.4538445154543
10th Grade 45.5373714154079

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This State Nation
White (non-hispanic) 45.2% 50.6%
Black 49.3% 16.0%
Hispanic 3.7% 26.5%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 1.1% 5.4%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.8% 1.5%
Special Needs Groups This State Nation
Economically Disadvantaged 74.3% 48.4%
English Language Learners 2.7% 9.3%
Students With Disabilities 13.9% 13.3%

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR STATE 15.21
AVG FOR NATION 16.50

Mississippi Education Environment

Population State Nation
Population 2,984,100 325,719,178
Population Density (per sq. mile) 62 91
Population distribution by age STATE NATION
4 Years Old And Below 6.4% 6.2%
5-19 Years Old 20.9% 19.4%
20-44 Years Old 32.6% 33.4%
45-64 Years Old 25.5% 26.1%
65 Or Older 14.6% 14.9%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS STATE NATION
Number Of Households 1,103,514 117,430,281
Single Parent Households With Children 14.8% 10.9%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 83.4% 87.3%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 21.3% 30.9%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION STATE NATION
$150,000 or more 5.4% 12.2%
$100,000 - $149,999 9.7% 14.1%
$75,000 - $99,999 10.8% 12.3%
$50,000 - $74,999 17.1% 17.6%
$30,000 - $49,999 19.8% 17.7%
$15,000 - $29,999 19.1% 14.5%
$15,000 or less 18.0% 11.5%

Education Expenditures

For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $4,959 $2,407,652,272 52.0%
Support Expenditures
Student $449 $217,905,171 4.7%
Staff $410 $198,999,682 4.3%
General Administration $289 $140,459,957 3.0%
School Administration $525 $254,709,295 5.5%
Operation $896 $434,764,003 9.4%
Transportation $403 $195,690,885 4.2%
Other $224 $108,750,708 2.3%
Total Support $3,195 $1,551,252,637 33.5%
Non-instructional Expenditures $1,385 $672,473,400 14.5%
Total Expenditures $9,540 $4,631,370,250 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $7,187 $370,071,182,734 52.0%
Support Expenditures
Student $632 $32,552,249,701 4.6%
Staff $522 $26,871,170,551 3.8%
General Administration $218 $11,205,514,316 1.6%
School Administration $643 $33,118,729,386 4.7%
Operation $1,057 $54,423,429,117 7.7%
Transportation $497 $25,596,058,378 3.6%
Other $416 $21,407,079,047 3.0%
Total Support $3,984 $205,172,626,109 28.9%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,638 $135,865,864,952 19.1%
Total Expenditures $13,810 $711,111,010,069 100.0%